In order to connect to the drives/printers available on the PC, you will need OmniClient. If you
purchased Browse or Java from Acorn, then you will have Omni in $.distrib.net.network on
the CD. If you didn't purchase these, Omni is available on it's own. Check with a RISC OS dealer
for the current price.
If you have never used Omni before, you will need to double-click on !OmniSetup. The
window shown below will open.
You should tick Lan Manager (Windows). If you are linking other RISC OS machines to your
network, you should tick Acorn Access.
Under the LAN Manager options, ensure TCP/IP is selected, not NetBEUI.
A brief explanation...
- The original Windows networking system used NetBEUI. I'm not exactly sure what the name
stands for, but I know it is the name of a protocol which adds useful networking
facilities on top of NetBIOS.
The peer-to-peer networking introduced in Windows for Workgroups (3.11) which allowed you
to link a bunch of machines using 10-base2 and talk to each other did so using NetBEUI.
If you wish to purely serve files from an old PC, then you can use NetBEUI and connect
to the machine with Omni and pretty much ignore most of the RISC OS setup and Samba.
But if you want a neater network system, if you want to mix machines and operating systems
and serve files from a variety of machines with fewer restrictions, then you will want to
TCP/IP stands for Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol, and it sets
up the protocol most of us will be familiar with when we consider the quad byte grouping,
such as 127.0.0.1 for loopback. All internet addresses resolve back to an IP
address in that four-number format. Without this protocol, the Internet as we know it may
well not have existed.
Your 'domain' is currently ec2-54-92-172-79.compute-1.amazonaws.com.
Your IP address is currently 126.96.36.199.
You are contacting www.heyrick.co.uk,
which is at IP address 188.8.131.52.
Set the Other options to a style which blends in with your filer settings, then click on
the Save icon.
You can now run !OmniClient. You do not need to run !OmniSetup again, unless you would
like to alter Omni's configuration.